Creating prototypes in 3D
Why use 3D printing in prototyping?
Prototyping with a 3D printer
The sooner you find errors in your project, the less time and money you spend on modifying it at the next stages of production. Prototyping with 3D printing gives your company the freedom to test projects as often as possible, improving them as often as necessary – better than in traditional ways of prototyping.
Accelerate product implementation
The first part of your work with the Factory 2.0 3D printer will be rapid prototyping, which optimises your product launch by allowing you to test the model at every stage of your work. It is cheaper and faster than changing the technology or production line later to fix the problems. Printing a prototype in 3D takes a matter of hours. After this, you can correct the design, detect and repair all the faults and reprint the model. The cost of a prototype is much lower than with standard methods, and there are no limits on the number of models. Do you want to test a project before starting production once? Twice? Or maybe a dozen times? 3D printing gives you full flexibility.
Test your design and make it the best
And what if you want to perform functional tests with users in real conditions or present your ideas to investors? 3D printing allows you to quickly create a full-featured prototype, and as it will be printed from durable materials, there is nothing to prevent the model from being tested for a while and then improving its design until it is as functional as possible. You will reduce errors and learn the opinions of users. Importantly, prototyping does not have to be outsourced. Having your own 3D printer means you retain the know-how inside your organisation. Projects are accessible only to your employees.
Clients about us
Parts printed in 3D on Factory 2.0 Production System meet all our requirements – both in terms of strength, dimensional accuracy, turnaround time and weight loss. Many elements are installed in cars as final products.
Łukasz Tomkiewicz, Managing Director, Arrinera Automotive S.A.
Creating a functional prototype has never been so cheap, fast and easy.
Miki Thurzo, Senior Engineer, METRIS 3D
3D printing cuts the design time, and as a result speeds up the creation of the final product.
Factory 2.0 Production System allows large format printing. Thanks to OMNI3D’s solution, we can analyse the ergonomics of models that were printed in full scale. This is very important in our sector.
Using plastic gears printed on the Factory 2.0 3D printer significantly reduces the costs of repair of the production line and its downtime.